Mark Kelly, a former Navy captain and retired astronaut who has become a strong advocate for gun control in the aftermath of a failed assassination attempt on his wife, former Rep. Gabby Giffords, announced a run for U.S. Senate in Arizona Tuesday.
Kelly, a Democrat, will run for the seat once held by the late Sen. John McCain, now held by GOP Sen. Martha McSally, who was appointed to the seat last year by Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.
Congressional negotiators on Monday night reached a bipartisan spending deal to avert another government shutdown — and it doesn’t earmark one dime for the construction of President Trump’s long-promised border wall with Mexico, said sources familiar with the matter.
The lawmakers wouldn’t divulge details of the deal, only saying it had been reached “in principle.”
A New Jersey woman accused of killing her toddler son told police she struck the boy because he wouldn’t eat or listen, according to a criminal complaint. Nakira Griner, who is charged with murder and other counts in the death of 23-month-old Daniel Griner Jr., is accused of burning and dismembering her son’s body.
Cumberland County prosecutors have said the Bridgeton woman initially reported that her son had been abducted Friday night. A response team began a search aided by city and state police, prosecutors, and bloodhounds from New Jersey State Park Police.
The child’s burned and dismembered remains were found around 3 a.m. Saturday, buried under a shed in the yard of Griner’s home.
By the start of 2019, more than 26 million consumers had added their DNA to four leading commercial ancestry and health databases, according to our estimates. If the pace continues, the gene troves could hold data on the genetic makeup of more than 100 million people within 24 months.
During the summer, the big four big ancestry companies all promised they wouldn’t let police into their databases without a warrant. But it was only weeks before the smallest player, Family Tree DNA, changed its mind and began allowing the FBI to upload DNA from corpses or blood spatters and surf the database just like any other customer, checking out names and who is related to who.
Why do they even need to teach this at school? Does this not traumatize kids even more? Let them be kids and teach them stuff that really matters, all sex, races, religious talks should be done at home. Public school is an indoctrination factory.
Trump was holding a rally in El Paso where he said Ocasio-Cortez’s signature plan to combat climate change “sounds like a high school term paper that got a low mark.” Trump claimed the plan would mean taking away cars, tearing down buildings and shutting down air travel. “How do you take a train to Europe?” Trump joked at his rally in Texas.
Occasional-Cortex is the laughing stock of the country.
What are the psychological effects of using the pill though? Some studies have suggested that there is an association between taking the birth control pill and having mood swings and an increased risk of depression. New research adds another potentially adverse psychological effect to the list: impaired social judgment. According to the new study, women who take the pill are less likely to identify "complex emotional expressions," such as pride or contempt, accurately.
"Since oral contraceptives work by suppressing estrogen and progesterone levels, it makes sense that oral contraceptives also affect women's emotion recognition. However, the exact mechanism underlying oral contraceptive-induced changes in women's emotion recognition remains to be elucidated."
A lawsuit filed by Judicial Watch has unearthed an email [full pdf below] from Clinton Lawyer David Kendall to FBI chief legal counsel James Baker on the day the FBI was forced to re-open the Clinton email investigation due to the Weiner laptop.
With the passage of time the inherent issues have become somewhat clouded, and most people have forgotten many of the inherent issues that showcased how the FBI and DOJ had decided in advance not to prosecute Hillary Clinton. However, the key takeaway from this latest FOIA finding is that Clinton lawyers directly contacted the FBI team that was investigating the Weiner laptop.
On Thursday, checkpoint agents arrested a United States citizen after finding six bundles of methamphetamine concealed inside his vehicle. The drugs weighed more than 55 pounds and is worth an estimated $1.8M.
Similarly over the weekend, checkpoint agents stopped two separate methamphetamine smuggling attempts resulting in the seizure of nearly 100 pounds of meth, with an estimated value over $3M.
Some 69 percent told Gallup that they expect their personal finances to be even better next year, just shy of the record 71 percent when the internet boom was raging under former President Bill Clinton.
What’s more, the survey company said that 50 percent believe they are "better off” than just a year ago when the current economic surge was kicking in and when the White House coined the phrase “MAGAnomics.”